In what only be called good news for employers with 50-99 employees, On October 7, 2015, the President signed into law bipartisan legislation, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (“PACE”) Act, which maintains the “50 or fewer” definition of a small employer. The PACE Act contains language that permits a state to use the expanded small group definition (employers with 100 or fewer employees). At this point, it is unclear whether states will retain the “50 or fewer” definition or opt to expand the small group market.

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As always please contact your Total Benefit Solutions account manager at (215)355-2121 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this bulletin or the Affordable Care Act.